What is the difference between painkiller and opioid prescriptions?

Prescriptions for painkillers, commonly called opioids, are now available in more than 100 states, and the drugs are on the rise in some of the most populous.

But the rise of prescription opioids has raised concerns among doctors and others about the potential harm they could pose to people who are addicted to them.

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